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Title The Flâeur / edited by Keith Tester
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1994
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  HT119 .F55 1994    AVAILABLE    30520020436474
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  307.76 F596 1994    AVAILABLE    30500101242413
Descript xi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Flâeur on and off the streets of Paris / Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson -- Flâeur : from spectator to representation / Bruce Mazlish -- Fancy footwork : Walter Benjamin's notes on flânerie / Rob Shields -- Flâeur in social theory / David Frisby -- Artist and the Flâeur : Rodin, Rilke, and Gwen John in Paris / Janet Wolff -- Desert spectacular / Zygmunt Bauman -- Digesting the modern diet : Gastro-porn, fast food, and panic eating / Barry Smart -- Hopeless game of flânerie / Stefan Morawski
The Flâeur is usually identified as the 'man of the crowd' of Edgar Allen Poe and Charles Baudelaire, and as one of the heroes of Walter Benjamin's Arcades project. The Flâeur's activities of stroling and loitering are mentioned increasingly frequently in sociology, cultural studies and art history. In this series of essays, important light is cast on the significance and future of flânerie, and questions are raised about the current status of sociological and cultural studies
Subject City and town life
Postmodernism -- Social aspects
Alt Author Tester, Keith, 1960-
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